I know you might be doubting how successful you’ll be in 2021. It might be because you have never gone through hardships, or been through hard times and wondering when you’re going to get a break. Dr. Randall Bell has encouragement for you that I’d like to share. Dr. Bell is squarely focused on authentic recovery and resilience, and his research has been profiled on major television shows and featured in numerous magazines and the international media. More information can be found at www.posttraumaticthriving.com.
Examples to encourage you this week: A deaf man with a glass eye invented the electric guitar and became a household name, remarkably wealthy and most importantly, happy. A convicted murderer took responsibility for the damage he caused, graduated with honors from college, became a minister and turned around the hearts of the most hardened criminals. A girl born with cerebral palsy landed the world’s first starring role on national television and spoke at the White House three times. A woman hid in a basement for years and lost her entire family in the Holocaust. She eventually found true love and paints stunning artwork. The sister of a murder victim helped millions of women in toxic domestic relationships. A woman’s car crash resulted in an addiction to prescription drugs, a divorce, a loss of her children and a cot in a homeless shelter. She has rebuilt it all back and more. A man set to go to the Olympics had his hopes dashed by Jimmy Carter and went on to build a worldwide business empire.